‘Ambedkar, Deshmukh had many similarities’

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Nagpur: Architect of Indian Constitution Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and first union agriculture minister Panjabrao Deshmukh played a significant role in shaping the country and their thoughts on problems like farmer suicides, subsidies, landholding and funds, which are still prevalent, could be solved if made applicable, said Amitabh Pawde, vice-president of Janmanch, on Tuesday. The two leaders resigned from the union cabinet after they challenged the existing system as they wanted to bring about social reforms and developed serious differences with the then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. They had to take…

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BoE fraud: VC seeks report, documents from director

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Nagpur: Taking note of TOI report on fraud played by Board of Examinations (BoE) 12 years ago, Nagpur University (NU) vice chancellor SP Kane has asked director of Board of Examinations and Evaluation (BoEE) Neeraj Khaty to submit a report along with all the important documents related to the 2006 meeting within three days.In his letter dated April 9 to Khaty, the VC attached a copy of the TOI report beside referring to all the details mentioned therein. Speaking to TOI, the VC said, “I have asked the director to…

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NMC auctions three more plots for property tax recovery

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Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) auctioned three more properties for recovery of property tax. With the latest auction, the total number of properties sold out has increased to 244 in last five months. The NMC Dharampeth Zone took 15 open plots for auction following property tax default by the owners between April 7 and 10. On the first day, one plot of 40,000 sq ft of Sharda Seva Niketan was taken up for auction but none turned up. Arrears of Rs 34 lakh is on the plot since 2000.…

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Maya gang goon nabbed for firing outside MIDC bar

Nagpur: Mihir Mishra, member of Maya gang operating from south Nagpur, has been arrested by MIDC cops for allegedly firing a round outside a bar on Sunday. The goon, having three offences against him, was nabbed in the early hours of Tuesday. Mishra, having an offence of murder against him, had been remanded to police custody till April 17 by the court after being produced before it. It was during a birthday party that complainant Rajesh Kushwah had confronted Mishra for the goon’s demand to click a selfie with the…

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Errant principal warned of admission freeze, disaffiliation

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Nagpur: Defiant principal Laxmikant Tulankar has come under Nagpur University (NU) heat after he thrice refused to heed vice chancellor SP Kane’s repeated orders to reinstate associate professor Vandana Mahatme. On Monday, the NU finally served a show cause notice to Tulankar asking to him comply with the reinstatement order before April 13. The principal and head of Citizens’ Education Society, that runs the BP National Institute of Social Work, have been summoned by the VC. On February 10, the principal terminated the service of 59-year-old Mahatme without taking permission…

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Two held for raping 16-year-old

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Nagpur: Two persons, identified as Yash Shende (24) and Ashish Kumbhalkar (21), have been slapped with charges of rape following a complaint lodged by a 16-year-old survivor. The survivor, a student of standard X, had a friendly relation with Shende. Police said Shende had called up the survivor on the cell phone inviting her to Bhandara. The survivor is learnt to have joined Shende at Bhandara. Kumbhalkar too was with him. Police said Shende and Kumbhalkar requested the survivor to come along with them for a ride on their bike.…

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Monsoon session in city: Meeting today

Nagpur: Though official announcement is likely only after April 16, the state government has finalized to hold monsoon session of the state legislature in the city from July 4, if the sources in Mantralaya are to be believed. It will be third monsoon session in the city in 58 years. A committee comprising three ministers — Sudhir Mungantiwar (finance), Girish Bapat (parliamentary affairs) and Subhash Desai (industries) — is scheduled to meet in Mumbai on Wednesday on the issue. Divisional commissioner Anoop Kumar, CP K Venkatesham, municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal…

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HC notice to govt on SES decision to close school

Nagpur: Nagpur bench of Bombay high court has issued notices to the Maharashtra government and others, over a plea filed by a social worker challenging Sikh Educational Society’s (SES) decision to close the Gurunanak Primary and Senior Secondary School in Bezonbagh from 2018-19 academic session. A division bench comprising justices Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Arun Upadhye asked the respondents to file reply within two weeks. The judges asked the government to clarify on whether it would be appointing new management to run the school. The PIL is filed by Civil Rights…

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